THE past few days have been a period of mixed feelings for my Wests Tigers teammates.
Last Friday night we put much into the match against the Bulldogs but walked off ANZ Stadium without the vital two competition points after being beaten in golden point time in controversial circumstances.
NRL referees co-coach Bill Harrigan has admitted that the try to Jonathan Wright should not have been awarded.
He said the Bulldogs gained an unfair advantage from the obstruction involving Frank Pritchard.
We have to cop it on the chin and move on.
Hopefully, it won’t cost us the chance of making the finals.
Unfortunately, our courageous and inspirational leader Robbie Farah (hooker) fractured his right hand during the extra-time.
At the time of writing, it was not known how long Robbie will be out, or what his plans are, but one thing I know about our mate Faffy is that he is the ultimate competitor and professional, who will be doing everything to get back on the field.
On Sunday we play the Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium.
We are hanging in eighth place and it’s a game we must win as Canberra Raiders have joined us on 26 points.
We have a better for-and-against record.
The Roosters have always been hard to beat and they got over the top of us when we last met at Leichhardt Oval in round 15.
We will take plenty of confidence to the match following our gutsy comeback against the Bulldogs and it will be great to see as many Wests Tigers fans as possible at Allianz Stadium ... a ground we know so well.
The game is also special for me as I will be playing my 200th first grade match.
As the most capped player at Wests Tigers, I am proud of this achievement.
I play for a club that I love dearly and I get much enjoyment playing for our fans who have treated me so well.
Like my teammates, I am hoping we can cap off a tough week with a good win on Sunday.
See you there.